On-Site Digitization Technician

February 7, 2019

Washington, DC

Full-time employment positions for Digitization Technicians on-site at the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill.

Job Description

  • This position is estimated to last 9 to 12 months with a potential for longer, pending contract renewals.
  • Full-time position, 40 hours per week.
  • Operating hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Hours will be based on access to the Library.)

Job Duties

  • The digital technician will be responsible for the on-site, day-to-day digitization production. This will involve receiving batches of materials daily from Library of Congress personnel, logging these batches, and scanning on a high-end digital planetary camera system. This person will perform daily routines for digital scanning, image review, copying and backing up data. This position will report directly to the management team off-site, or possibly on-site.



  • Ability to work independently, with some past supervisory experience a plus
  • Experience in photography, digital imaging, or graphic arts
  • Need to handle fragile materials without causing damage
  • Work independently in a fast-paced production environment, while meeting daily production levels
  • Maintain consistently high quality levels
  • Perform inspection of digital images
  • Must be able to type accurately in order to capture metadata and record information in spreadsheet or database
  • Proficiency with Windows and Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to navigate a digital server environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Represent Backstage in a professional manner
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to accurately follow written and verbal instructions with little to no supervision
  • Willingness to work flexible/overtime hours as required
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Will need to perform equipment maintenance with remote assistance
  • Must be able to travel to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for training within two weeks' notice
  • College degree or certificate


  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop or other imaging software
  • Experience with scanning or digitization


  • Pay: $16.50 per hour.
  • This is a temporary contract position for a minimum of 9 to 12 months.
  • Full-time position is non-exempt, fully benefited, with eight paid holidays per year.

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume to:

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